Dr. Qamar uz Zaman

Assistant Professor

Environmental Sciences


Dr. Qamar uz Zaman is a young environmentalist working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Lahore (UOL). He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in (Plant Sciences/Agronomy) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He has good record of publications and working on different projects to put his proper share in developing advanced technologies for students. Major areas of his research are sustainability issues in environment and agriculture with major focus on zinc and iron biofortification under changing climate scenario, heavy metal toxicity in the cereals and vegetables, abiotic stresses and soil microflora (bacteria, fungi and algae).


SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2017 PhD University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
2 2013 MSc (HONS.) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
3 2011 BSc (HONS.) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
4 2006 Intermediate Govt. Faradia Post Graduate College Pakpattan
5 2004 Matriculation Govt. High School Chak Shafi, Pakpattan


SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 18-03-2011 18-06-2011 Professional Experience Internee Punjab Seed Corporation, Sahiwal
2 2012 2013 Academic Experience Research Associate Plant and Microbial Ecology Laboratory, Department
3 11-03-2015 06-07-2015 Academic Experience Teacher Assistant (Lecturer) Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture
4 16-09-2017 Present Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Sciences, The Universi


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1 Biogenic Synthesis, Characterization, and In Vitro Biological Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticles Using Cleome brachycarpa.
2 Exogenously Applied Silicon and Zinc Mitigates Salt Stress by Improving Leaf Pigments and Antioxidant Activities in Canola Cultivars.
3 Effect of Selenium on Growth, Physio-Biochemical and Yield traits of Lettuce under Limited Water Regimes.
4 Impact of various salinity levels and Fusarium oxysporum as stress factors on morpho- physiological and yield attributes of onion.
5 The Potential of 2,5-Dichloroaniline and Ammonium Thiosulphate and Their Combination as Nitrification Inhibitors.
6 The Potential of Commercial Composts in Reducing Heavy Metals and Metalloids Phytoaccumulation in Maize
7 COVID-19 Lockdowns in Industrial Areas and Outdoor Climatology Indices
8 Characterizing Stomatal Attributes and Photosynthetic Induction in relation to Biochemical Changes in Coriandrum sativum by Foliar Applied Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles under Drought Condition
9 Chemical Profiling and Toxicological Evaluation, Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-nociceptive and Tyronase Inhibitory Potential of Portulacaria afra using in-vitro, in vivo and in silico Studies
10 Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach for the Enhanced Growth and Yield of Tomato against Early Blight Disease
11 Decadal Impacts of Climate Change on Rainfed Agriculture Community in Western Somaliland, Africa
12 Uptake of heavy metal in wheat from application of different phosphorus fertilizers
13 Aptness of entomogenus fungi with diatomaceous earth against various stored grain insect pests
14 Carbon Storage Potential of Agroforestry System near Brick Kilns in Irrigated Agro-Ecosystem
15 Soil Amendment with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Biochar Improves Salinity Tolerance, Growth, and Lipid Metabolism of Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
16 Effect of silicon on morpho‑physiological attributes, yield and cadmium accumulation in two maize genotypes with contrasting root system size and health risk assessment
17 Quantification of antioxidant potential of baked and fried multigrain food material as a tool for nutritional optimization strategy
18 Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles by Precipitation and Sol Gel Methods from Different Precursors and their Comparison Impact on Seedling Attributes of Wheat
19 Toxic Metals and Metalloids in Hassawi Brown Rice: Fate during Cooking and Associated Health Risks
20 Amino acids application alleviated salinity stress in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) by improving oxidative defense, osmolyte accumulation, and nutrient balance
21 Consortium between Ground Water Quality and Lint Yield in Cotton Belt Areas
22 Risk Assessment of Potentially Toxic Metals and Metalloids in Soil, Water and Plant Continuum of Fragrant Rice
23 Sawdust Amendments Significantly Reduced Iodine Losses from Agricultural and Pasture Soils.
24 Risk Analysis of Heavy Metals and Groundwater Quality Indices in Residential Areas: A Case Study in the Rajanpur District, Pakistan.
25 Phytochemical Profiling, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Thrombolytic, Hemolytic Activity In Vitro and In Silico Potential of Portulacaria afra
26 Calcium induced growth, physio-biochemical, antioxidants, osmolytes adjustments and phytoconstituents status in spinach under heat stress
27 Elucidating silicon-mediated distinct biomass yield and physio-biochemical attributes in heat stressed spinach
28 Sorghum Allelopathy: Alternative Weed Management Strategy and their Impact on Mungbean Productivity and Soil Rhizosphere Properties
29 Alleviation of Cadmium Stress by Silicon Supplementation in Peas by Modulation of Morpho-physio-biochemical Variables and Health Risk Assessment
30 Mass characterisation of elemental toxicants in popular cigarettes sale in Pakistan using ICP-OES
31 Evaluation of Physicochemical Properties and Metallic Contents in Vegetables Irrigated with Water from Different Sources
32 Coagulation of Metallic Pollutants from Wastewater Using a Variety of Coagulants Based on Metal Binding Interaction Studies
33 Experimental modeling, optimization and comparison of coagulants for removal of metallic pollutants from wastewater
34 Versatility and effectiveness of the commercial composts for ecological restoration of heavy metal contaminated soil for sunflower crop
35 Alleviation of Cadmium Phytotoxicity Using Silicon Fertilization in Wheat by Altering Antioxidant Metabolism and Osmotic Adjustment
36 Bioresource Nutrient Recycling in the Rice-Wheat Cropping System: Cornerstone of Organic Agriculture
37 Silicon Fertilization: A Step towards Cadmium-Free Fragrant Rice
38 Zinc Nutrition Application Augments Morpho-physiological Attributes, Productivity and Grain Zinc Bioavailability of Paddy Rice
39 Sustainable weed control and enhancing nutrient use efficiency in crops through Brassica Allelopathy
40 Cadmium contamination, bioavailability, uptake mechanism and remediation strategies in Soil-Plant-Environment System: A Critical Review
41 Response of cabbage and cauliflower verities against Alternaria blight disease and its management
42 Effect of Azadirachta indica supplemented feed on growth performance of Labeo rohita
43 Sustainable remediation solution for heavy metal contaminated soils of Pakistan: A review Sustainable remediation solution for heavy metal contaminated soils of Pakistan; A review
44 Heavy metals stress, mechanism and remediation techniques in rice (Oryza sativa L.): A review
45 Impact of industrial effluents and simulated acid rain on growth, productivity and metal contamination in mungbean (Vigna radiate L.)
46 Impact of Resistance Inducers on Biochemical Attributes of Onion Leaves Against Purple Blotch (Alternaria Porri)
47 Heavy metal bioremediation of coal fired flue gas using microalgae under different CO2 concentrations
49 Strategic use of water: a step toward cadmium-free basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.)
50 Prospective Roles and Mechanisms of Caffeic Acid in Counter Plant Stress: A Mini Review
51 Evaluation of Ground Water Quality for Irrigation Purposee and Effect On Crop Yields: A GIS Based Study of Bahawalpur
52 Health risk assessment due to exposure of arsenic contamination in drinking water of district shiekhupure, Punjab, Pakistan


SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2021 1 Faisalabad Pakistan Mentoring: How does it connects to research ethics
2 2021 2 Okara Pakistan Global Trends in Combating Environmental and Agric



Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 BS Biology-I The University of Lahore I
2 BS Basic Chemistry The University of Lahore I
3 BS Applied Ecology The University of Lahore V
4 BS Agro-Ecology The University of Lahore VI
5 M.Sc Applied Ecology The University of Lahore I
6 M.Phil Agrochemicals in Environment The University of Lahore II

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